2. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints admittedly don’t have a great quarterback situation on their hands following Drew Brees’ retirement. However, what they do have, at least for now, is a superstar wide receiver who commands consistent double teams from opposing defenses.
That player is Michael Thomas, and his presence alone — coupled with the Saints’ innovative offense, of course — could be enough to unleash Harry’s untapped potential.
At this point, Harry just needs a chance to prove himself, and New Orleans’ lack of talent at receiver (behind Thomas) could be that jumping off point for him.
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As things stand, the Saints have just Tre’Quan Smith and 2020 undrafted free agent Marquez Callaway as their top options behind Thomas. Having also said goodbye to tight end Jared Cook this offseason, New Orleans could clearly benefit from adding a physical receiver.
Smith, though he’s been inconsistent, has flashed starting potential over his first three seasons and he could pop in his first year with a prominent role. Callaway, meanwhile, managed just 21 catches for 213 yards as a rookie in 2020, and it remains to be seen whether he’s ready to step into a starting role.
That could open a door for Harry to challenge for the No. 2 spot. Assuming the Arizona State product is able to leapfrog Callaway, we could be talking about Harry being the third receiving option (maybe fourth behind Alvin Kamara) on a Saints team that has real playoff ambitions.